In this revised and expanded second edition of the bestselling Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Thomas Bulkowski updates the classic with new performance statistics for both bull and bear markets and 23 new patterns, including a second section devoted to ten event patterns. Bulkowski tells you how to trade the significant events -- such as quarterly earnings announcements, retail sales, stock upgrades and downgrades -- that shape today's trading and uses statistics to back up his approach. This comprehensive new edition is a must-have reference if you're a technical investor or trader. Place your order today. The most complete reference to chart patterns available. It goes where no one has gone before. Bulkowski gives hard data on how good and bad the patterns are. A must-read for anyone that's ever looked at a chart and wondered what was happening. -- Larry Williams, trader and author of Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading
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Praise for encyclopedia of chart patterns, SECOND EDITION The most complete reference to chart patterns available. It goes where no one has gone before. Bulkowski gives hard data on how good and bad the patterns are. A must-read for anyone that's ever looked at a chart and wondered what was happening. --Larry Williams, trader and author of Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading Chart patterns are the basics behind most trading methods, and this book is a great achievement in a highly useful format. Bulkowski has taken an intelligent and thoughtful approach to producing a practical guide to understanding and trading chart formations. --Perry Kaufman, author of New Trading Systems and Methods and A Short Course in Technical Trading Praise for the First Edition Not since Edwards and Magee has someone put together so comprehensive an assemblage of market behavior expressed graphically. No chartist should be without this book. --John Sweeney, Interim Editor Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns . . . is a valuable contribution to the existing literature on charting and should be considered an indispensable reference by any serious chart trader. --Edward D. Dobson, President, Traders Press, Inc. Meticulously researched, complete, and insightful, the Encyclopedia has earned a permanent place on my trading desk as a highly valued resource. --Thomas A. Bierovic, Manager, Strategy Testing & Development, Omega Research, Inc.
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The Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, recognized as the premier reference on chart pattern analysis, extends its lead with this Second Edition. This definitive text includes new bull and bear market statistics, performance sorted by volume shape and trend, more than a dozen additional chart patterns, and a new section covering ten event patterns. Significant events--such as earnings announcements, stock upgrades and downgrades--shape today's trading, and Bulkowski gives readers the best information on what happens after those events occur. He also shows you how to trade them and uses reliable statistics to back it all up. In each chapter of Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Second Edition you'll learn the following about each pattern: Results Snapshot--A statistical summary of pattern behavior, including its performance rank, breakeven failure rate, average rise or decline--all separated by breakout direction and market type (bull or bear) Tour--A broad introduction to the pattern Identification Guidelines-- Characteristics to look for Focus on Failures--What failed patterns look like, why they failed, and how to avoid them Statistics--The numbers and what they tell you, separated into bull/bear markets and breakout direction, including average rise or decline, failure rates, volume shapes, performance by size, and busted pattern performance Trading Tactics--Strategies to increase profits and minimize risk Sample Trade--Puts it all together, showing the chart pattern in action, with hypothetical or actual trades using real data For Best Performance--A table of selection tips to boost performance Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Second Edition also includes summary tables ranking chart- and event-pattern performance for easy reference; a glossary; a chapter on methodology explaining what each statistical table entry means and how it was calculated; and a visual index to make chart pattern identification a snap. The result is today's most comprehensive and valuable technical analysis reference--one that will save you critical time in identifying chart patterns and increase your likelihood of buying near the price bottom and selling near the top.